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  • Summary: Revelations follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood. It's a perilous path - one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, theRevelations follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood. It's a perilous path - one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    93
    Revelations closes the Assassin's Creed journey with a familiar looking videogame, but with a new iteration so epic and amazing as you might expect. It's a worthy end for the first volume of the series.
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    90
    ACR has its shortcomings, but they're nothing compared to the pleasure this title delivers. Large, more polished and varied, quite pretty and offering an adventure and a story more enticing than ever, the solo play doesn't disappoint, even though it's still based on the same tricks and elements established a few episodes ago. It may be time to alter the formula. Ben even so, the multiplayer has been refined, all the while becoming more accessible. Overall, it's an action-adventure must-have.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    88
    A number of new features have been attempted to make Revelations feel new and different from its predecessors. In that quest for broader variety and a unique identity from the earlier games, Revelations makes some missteps that are hard to ignore. However, the game offers more of what has been great about the franchise, and that should be enough to bring most fans to the table, even if it a poor starting point for new players.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    85
    This is the best Assassin's Creed yet, even if that victory is claimed by an inch and not a mile. If you've been following the lives of Altair and Ezio this long, you owe it to yourself to see their last adventure.
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations might not be the apex of the Creed, but its not a forgetable one either.
  6. Play UK
    Dec 1, 2011
    75
    Buckles under the weight of familiarity, irrelevant additions and overlooked flaws. [Issue#212, p.76]
  7. Jan 3, 2012
    58
    In the end, Revelations mostly feels like a step backwards that was probably rushed to market just to satisfy the need for a yearly installment.

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  1. Negative: 14 out of 185
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    A well deserved finale to the series protagonists, Ezio and Altair. Stands up to it's name and builds upon the already solid storyline of theA well deserved finale to the series protagonists, Ezio and Altair. Stands up to it's name and builds upon the already solid storyline of the game and keeps us hooked every minute. Even though some might complain it's almost the same as the previous titles. But I don't believe they need to HAVE a new gameplay mechanic in every game. When you have a story such as this, it needs to be told on an annual basis and the gameplay need not be revamped every year. Even then they did have their fair share of improvements such as the hookblades and Desmond's memories. The only thing which they went a bit far with was the Tower Defense minigame, which seemed to be a nuisance to say the least.

    Other than that, visually appealing as always and well worth the money. I for one hope they don't stray far from their winning formula and don't succumb to adding new gameplay features for each iteration of their game.
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  2. Dec 25, 2017
    10
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the fourthAssassin's Creed: Revelations is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the fourth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, a direct sequel to 2010's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and the third and final chapter in the Ezio trilogy.

    + Ezio and Altair Final Story
    + Epic Moments with a Emotionally Fulfilling Ending
    + Amazing Presentation
    + Amazing Soundtrack
    + The Assassin Brotherhood is Back
    + Fun Multiplayer
    - Desmond Sections are Boring
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  3. Sep 14, 2012
    9
    From beginning to end, I found myself loving this amazing title. The way I see it, ACR is the best title in the AC series. I was veryFrom beginning to end, I found myself loving this amazing title. The way I see it, ACR is the best title in the AC series. I was very disappointed because of ACBH, mainly because of the singleplayer story, but ACR includes everything had in AC2 and ACBH, and improves it, along with an awesome story. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2011
    8
    AC:Revelations was a risky purchase or me, I have been a massive fan since the very beginning, and over time the series has matured, andAC:Revelations was a risky purchase or me, I have been a massive fan since the very beginning, and over time the series has matured, and evolved into a great story. But you often wonder how far can you move forward when it seems everything has all been done before. But the feeling didn't last for long as the game opens to an older, darker character that is Ezio, but age hasn't slowed him down, infant it's quite the opposite.
    I'm extremely pleased with the whole set here, the controls are redefined, and with plenty of new additions. Firstly the new hookshot allows you to climb with great speed, the new style eagle vision, and 2 inventory wheels separated by primary and secondary weapons. In terms of new weapon additions, you can now create 3 styles of bombs that damage, confuse, and distract guards etc, however I didn't find myself taking too much notice with the bombs, unless I absolutely needed to.

    As usual the map opens up, and soon revealed is a massive, filled with quests, shops, treasures, and key locations, nothing here though generally differs from previous games in the series.

    Dotted around now are zip lines for quicker traversing, gone are the feather, and flag collecting quest, now you collect data fragments, and books etc, I'm happy about this also.

    One thing this game could do without is the new defend the den game that takes place when you loose you faction to the enemy, and you must retake them, the are dreadfully, and annoying, with little point but to waste time away from what gamers really want, sadly they are unavoidable so get use to these.

    All in all their is enough here to keeps fans going here, and it's definitely worth the money, moving forward now though, how far can they keep the fire burning bright? We will see.
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  5. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    This is not a bad game, it just feels and look really similar to AC II and Brotherhood, besides a little bomb feature that let you createThis is not a bad game, it just feels and look really similar to AC II and Brotherhood, besides a little bomb feature that let you create bombs, and a totally unwanted and unsuccessful Tower Defence, which need to et the hell out of my AC series. If you're new to the franchise, begin with AC II, which is both cheaper and better and then take Brotherhood. If you like me have played all the previous AC games you'll want to play this, if nothing to say goodbye to Ezio Auditore (and Altair).

    The multiplayer have been improved from Brotherhood, so I ended up spending a lot of hours playing AC multiplayer. I had not seen that coming, especially if you take into account that I did not enjoy Brotherhood multiplayer. So even though this is the worst game in the franchise since AC II, it's still a lot of fun, and here's to hoping Tower Defence disappears in ACIII
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  6. May 1, 2013
    7
    Revelations is a good game and a few gameplay changes have been made for the better such as the hookblade. In addition the combat is refinedRevelations is a good game and a few gameplay changes have been made for the better such as the hookblade. In addition the combat is refined and the Janassary guards offer a good challenge. The problem is the story which just isn't as engaging as previous games and constantinople is a good open world but doesn't feel as good as Rome in Brotherhood. The Multiplayer is better than before but single player is the main distraction of the game and its good but just not to Brotherhood's level Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2011
    0
    I played this game right after my second playthrough of AC II. I have to say, this game took the maturity of the Assassin's Creed franchiseI played this game right after my second playthrough of AC II. I have to say, this game took the maturity of the Assassin's Creed franchise and transformed it into an adolescent action/adventure American piece of garbage. How come a director of Far Cry 2, which is a mediocre FPS and Tennis Masters series took the position of directing one of the biggest and best franchises in the videogame industry is still a mystery to me. Also before I finish my review, for anyone that knows mediterranean history, this game has some serious flaws in presenting what exactly the Ottomans/Turks were and most importantly, how civilized they were. I also find it funny that in Italy of Renaissance the guards didn't have any weapons but at the same time in Turkey, which was in the middle ages at that time, they had found rifles! In the end, one thing I learned from the Assassin's Creed series is:

    Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

    And I use my critical thinking in everything. Thank you Ubisoft for teaching me how to do it. :P

    Here's looking forward to the next series by Patrice Désilets. Hang in there brother! :D
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